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EWP – Elevated Work Platform

  • EWP - Elevated Work Platform Course Brisbane, QLD

    • Pre-course study guide
    • Formal / Theory training
    • Training Plan
    • Logbook
    • Activity Book
    • Practical Training
      • Hazard identification and prevention
      • Pre-operational checks / post-start checks
      • Operation of the elevated work platform
      • Use of attachments
      • Post use checks and shutdown of the elevated work platform
    • HRWL Written and Practical Assessment

    • Applicants must be 18 years of age or older.
    • Evidence of identity (Photo).
      • Australian drivers license.
      • Medicare Card or Passport
      • 100 points required for lodgement of assessment
    • Adequate English language numeracy and literacy skills. If not, please contact us. We can help.
    • Steel cap boots, high visibility shirt, hard hat, safety glasses.
      • We recommend long sleeve shirts and long trousers and UV sunscreen. Steel cap runners are not acceptable. Safety sunglasses may be acceptable.
    • Reasonable health fit for this work.
      • You must advise us of any health issues that may place you or others at risk. This will not preclude your enrolment but, will allow us to determine appropriate adjustments to your training and physical activities.

  • Bookings for your EWP Course can be made either over the phone or by email.

    Some of the information we will require are:

    • Your legal name as shown on your driver’s license (First and last name).
    • Date of Birth
    • Contact details
    • USI Number – As of the 1st of January 2015 all trainees must supply or obtain a USI (Unique Student Identifier). This is mandatory. If you do not yet have one, please click on this link or search online for “USI Student Identifier”

  • We provide detailed training for students looking to obtain a license to operate a boom-type elevating work platform, also known as EWP or WP operations. The course will give students the skills and practical experience to safely operate a boom-type elevating work platform where the boom is 11 meters or more in length.

    An elevated work platform (EWP) can be a telescopic, hinged or an articulated mechanical device used to support a platform where workers, materials, and equipment may be raised. Elevated work platforms are mainly used on construction sites for temporary access to areas that are generally at height.

    This course will show you how to safely operate a boom-type elevated work platform where you will be required to plan a job, carry out routine operational checks, set up and operate an elevated work platform according to site procedures and finally shut down and secure the equipment in a safe and compliant manner.

    All components of this course will be taught by our highly skilled and flexible trainers through written and practical teachings at our on-site training facility in Brisbane. The course content will include the following;

    • WHS/OHS legislation, Australian standards, and site policies and procedures
    • Hazards related to personnel and equipment and measures used to control them
    • Routine operational checks of the elevated work platform
    • Maintenance, shutdown and isolation procedures
    • How to safely operate an elevated work platform
    • Load estimation to prevent overloading of equipment
    • Effective communication in the workplace
    • Ground conditions and soil types relevant to setting up an elevated work platform
    • Emergency procedures and necessary safety equipment such as harnesses and anchor points

    On successful completion of this course, applicants will have the ability to demonstrate the following;

    • Identify hazards in the workplace and apply the necessary control measures using the hierarchy of controls to ensure the safety of all workers and equipment.
    • Conduct before and after operational checks of the elevated work platform
    • Assess ground conditions for safe stability of equipment such as backfilled ground, uneven ground, and concrete
    • Operate equipment safely and apply movements such as articulating, lowering and raising the boom, and slewing.
    • Choose appropriate safety equipment for the specific job being carried out
    • Maintain all equipment and isolate if faulty according to site procedures
    • Understand the capabilities, limitations, and functions of an elevated work platform
    • Communicate effectively with personnel in the workplace and ensure appropriate methods of communication such as hand signals, signage, and two-way radios are adhered to
    • Comply with relevant legislation and site-specific documentation relevant to elevated work platforms
    • Document all relevant information regarding the operations of an elevated work platform.

    All elements of this course are vital in successfully completing your Elevated Work Platform training. Our highly knowledgeable trainers will ensure you receive the appropriate training both written and practical with a high level of importance on safety. This will give you the confidence and assurance necessary to gain employment in various industries across Australia including the construction and manufacturing industries.


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*Delivery of training/assessment and issuing of Statement of Attainment’s is provided by Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Ascent Training Solutions Pty Ltd, RTO ID: 32108